Welcome to Houston Carlos and welcome home Woody!
This was a good day to be an Astros fan. I had rumored the Williams signing yesterday and so I’m glad I wasn’t misled. I also had a feeling Lee would sign with us because his agent hadn’t flown to Baltimore or Philly.
Yes, Clemens and Pettitte will be back now, yes we’ll get a second lefty in the bullpen. Yes, Huff will sign a 3-4 year contract. No, Ensberg won’t be part of the 2007 Astros, he’ll be traded for that lefty arm. I wouldn’t mind bringing home Mike Gonzalez of the Pirates or even settling for John Grabow. Yes, Lidge will still be an Astro. Why do you think they got Dave Wallace as the new pitching coach? Yes, we’ll get more catching help–Estrada for Buchholz anyone?
Tim Purpura and the Astros aren’t done with the off season moves yet so hold on tight to the steering wheel–Astros fans are still in for a wild ride in the 2006 off season!